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March 2014    Download the Entire Issue (PDF) Vol. 29, No. 3   RSS Feed for Undercurrent Issues
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Untrained Divers Have No Place in Dangerous Caves

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Cave diving is like skating on a freshly frozen pond. You don't realize you're in trouble until the ice cracks. The tragic deaths of a father and son at a cave system in Florida's Hernando County on Christmas Day (see our story "Sad but Foolish Cave Diving Deaths" in the January issue) had a familiar ring. Two untrained divers ventured someplace they had no business going and died. The scenario has played out hundreds of times before, and unfortunately, will likely play out again. The father, Darrin Spivey, was a certified scuba diver, but he had no cave training....


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